[Bioforum] CFP for BIONETICS 2008

Steglich, Stephan via bioforum%40net.bio.net (by stephan.steglich from fokus.fraunhofer.de)
Thu Jun 19 09:22:16 EST 2008

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                        CALL FOR PAPERS
                        BIONETICS 2008
                 3rd International Conference on
 Bio inspired Models of Network, Information and Computing Systems
         Awaji Yumebutai International Conference Center       
          Awaji Island, Hyogo, Japan, Nov 25-28, 2008
 *** Technically co-sponsored by IEEE COMSOC, IEEE CIS, and IEEE SMC
 ***              In co-operation with ACM SIGCAS (planned)
             Jointly sponsored by CREATE-NET, ICST 
         *** Submission deadline: July 1, 2008 ***
 Technology is taking us to a world where myriads of heavily networked
 devices interact with the physical world in multiple ways, and at
 multiple scales, from the global Internet scale down to micro- and
 nano-devices. Many of these devices are highly mobile and autonomous,
 and must adapt to the surrounding environment in a totally
 unsupervised way.
 The fundamental research challenge is the design of robust
 decentralized computing systems, capable of operating under changing
 environments and noisy input, and yet exhibit the desired behavior and
 response time, under constraints such as energy consumption, size, and
 processing power. These systems should be able to adapt and learn how
 to react to unforeseen scenarios as well as to display properties
 comparable to social entities.
 Biological systems are able to handle many of these challenges with an
 elegance and efficiency still far beyond current human artifacts.
 Based on this observation, bio-inspired approaches have been proposed
 in the past years as a strategy to handle the complexity of such
 systems. The goal is to obtain methods on how to engineer technical
 solutions which have similar high stability and efficiency as
 biological entities often have.
 The BIONETICS conference aims at bringing together researchers and
 scientists from several disciplines in computer science and
 engineering where bio-inspired methods are investigated. We are
 soliciting high-quality original papers in the following areas
 including but not limited to the these topics:
 a) Bio-inspired mathematical models, methods and tools:
 	- Mathematical models of biological processes
 	- Cellular signaling pathways
 	- Multiscale dynamics of emergent properties
 	- Nano-scale and molecular communication
 b) Bio-inspired algorithms and mechanisms
 	- Qualitative assessment of evolutionary algorithms
 	- Artificial immune and self-healing systems
 	- Self-organizing network paradigms	
 	- Adaptive and evolving protection mechanisms
 c) Bio-inspired technical systems:
 	- Engineering methods and tools for bio-inspired systems
 	- Bio-inspired service evolution and optimization
 	- Pandemic service deployment strategies
 	- Self-learning defense strategies
 d) Bio-inspired information and communication systems (ICT):
 	- Network algorithms and protocols
 	- Autonomic communication systems
 	- Evolution of network architectures and protocols
 	- Adaptive and self-healing network architectures
 	- In-network processing and autonomic networking
	- Adaptive sensor and actor networks
 	- Topology control and network organization
 	- Localization and synchronization
 	- Mobility models
 	- Multi-agent systems and robotics
 	- Novel applications and services
 	- Network and information security
 	- Experimental studies
 Authors are invited to submit full papers of up to 8 pages or short
 papers of up to 4 pages in ACM conference proceedings format. The
 proceedings will be an ICST publication and the papers will be listed
 on the ACM DL and indexed by EI. Please follow the instructions on the
 website (http://www.bionetics.org) for formatting and submitting your
 paper or visit the link:
 Important dates
 Submission deadline: July 1, 2008
 Acceptance notification: September 1, 2008 
 Camera Ready Paper: October 1, 2008
 BIONETICS 2008 Committees
 General Co-Chairs:	
 	Masayuki Murata, Osaka University
 	Ozgur Akan, Middle East Technical University
 TPC Co-Chairs:		
 	Kenji Leibnitz, Osaka University
 	Stephan Steglich, TU Berlin/Fraunhofer FOKUS  
 Steering Committee Co-Chairs:	
 	Imrich Chlamtac, Create-Net
 	Iacopo Carreras, Create-Net
 	Tatsuya Suda, University of Irvine, California
 	Falko Dressler, University of Erlangen
 Panel Co-Chairs:		
 	Lidia Yamamoto, University of Basel
 	Fabio Martinelli, IIT-CNR
 Publicity Co-Chairs: 	
 	Naoki Wakamiya, Osaka University
 	Xiuzhen Cheng, Georgia Washington University
 	Jian-Qin Liu, NICT  
 Publication Co-Chairs:	
 	Suyong Eum, Osaka University
 	Giusi Alfano, CREATE-NET
 Financial Chair:		
 	Karen Decker, ICST  
 Conference Coordination Chair: 
 	Dorothy Bany, ICST  
 Local Arrangement & Web Chair: 
 	Shin'ichi Arakawa, Osaka University  
 Bioinformatics Track Chair: 
 	Pietro Lio, University of Cambridge  
 Industry Track Co-Chairs: 
 	Atsuhiro Tanaka, NEC 

 Workshop Chair:		
 	Yuki Moritani, NTT Docomo

Best regards
   Stephan Steglich

Dr. Stephan Steglich
Fraunhofer FOKUS / TU Berlin 
Assistant Professor (C1) at TU Berlin, Faculty Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Director Competence Center for Open Communication Systems (OKS) at FOKUS
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